The Department of Art Public Talks Programme Spring 2018 welcomes pioneering artist and cyber feminist Faith Wilding.
Faith Wilding is a trans-media artist, writer, activist and educator, engaging intersections of feminism with social justice, cyberfeminism, biotechnology, radical pedagogy and eco-feminism.
“My practice is performative, interdisciplinary and contingent, using whatever media best fits the subject matter, content, and purpose of the project at hand. Media and forms include solo and participatory performance, installation, public and social practice, drawing, painting, writing, artist books, video, and interactive digital media. As a teaching artist, I am deeply engaged in many practices of knowledge and art production: exhibition, teaching, research, writing and publishing, lecturing nationally and internationally, and participatory performance practices.
In the past four decades I have maintained both an active solo practice of art making and exhibition, and developed collaborative/public practices. My work addresses the psychic states of the contemporary body--a recombinant war body violently cobbled together from nomadic social, cultural, and political fragments. This body appears as an uneasy, monstrous depository of melancholic fragments expressed as animal, human, organic, and machine recombinants, both beautiful and strange in their monstrous (im)possibilities. I'm interested in making an immanent radical art that uses beauty as a convulsive transformational tactic.”
Wilding collaborates with ‘subRosa’, a cyberfeminist cell of cultural producers using Bio-Art and tactical feminist performance in the public sphere, to explore and critique the intersections of information and biotechnologies in women's bodies, lives, and work. http://www.cyberfeminism.net
Wilding is a graduate of the University of Iowa (1968) and CalArts, Los Angeles (1973), her work in 2D, video, digital media, installation and performance have been exhibited widely, including most recently in her touring retrospective ‘Fearful Symmetries’ at Threewalls, Chicago (2014), Rhodes College, Memphis (2014), Pasadena Armory Arts (2015), University of Houston-Clear Lake (2016) and in 2018 to Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, all USA.
Image: Organize (2017) Courtesy of the artist.
This event is free. No booking is required. All welcome.
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|7 Mar 2018||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
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